Notes from 3D/DC 2013

Back from 3D DC 2013

As some of you may know, the Airwolf 3D team recently attended the 3D/DC event in Washington, D.C.  Here is our report from this interesting journey:

We had the honor of setting up an Airwolf 3D printer (AW3D XL)  to display at the Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB).  We presented the technology to members of Congress, their staffers and the public.  A great big thank you goes out to the staff at Public Knowledge for putting together this insightful event.

At the event, we observed first-hand as Dr. Jordan Miller 3D printed sugar molds for cellular growth.  Which by the way, was done using a RepRap 3D printer equipped with a RAMBo board, the driving force behind AW3D XL.  Click here to read more about 3D Printed Sugar Molds.  We are looking forward to 3D printing in sugar and chocolate!

We met with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who is currently serving his 13th term in  represents California’s scenic 48th District.   Our staff received a warm welcome by Congressman Rohrabacher and his staff, as we introduced our team and the opportunities that this technology offers the public.

During a stop at the Smithsonian, Airwolf 3D staff scanned a few pieces of art.  We used the 123D catch application (free) on a smart phone to scan a bust of Andrew Jackson and a few others.  We are currently cleaning up the STL models and will have them available for download shortly.  We are looking forward to 3D printing our own large bust of Andrew Jackson.

3D/DC Event Demonstration
Photograph of bust of Andrew Jackson
Photograph of bust of Andrew Jackson
Meeting with Congressman Rohrabacher
3D printed sugar molds
3D Printed Sugar Molds
STL of 3D Scanned Bust